The Wrong Passage (“The Golden Pince-Nez”)

The Wrong Passage (

The Wrong Passage.

A Facsimile of the Original Manuscript of
“The Golden Pince-Nez” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
along with Commentary on the Story.

Edited & introduced by
Andrew Solberg, BSI and Robert Katz, MD, BSI.

The Wrong Passage is the eighth title in the Baker Street Irregulars Manuscript Series. “The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez” shows Sherlock Holmes at his observant and deductive best, performing what he called “a simple trick, but exceedingly effective” to unravel a seemingly impossible-to-solve mystery. Published by the BSI with the cooperation of the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the book contains a facsimile of Arthur Conan Doyle’s original manuscript of “The Golden Pince-Nez,” along with a thoroughly annotated typescript and commentary by Philip Bergem.

Edited and introduced by Andrew Solberg and Robert Katz, MD, this volume also includes Randall Stock’s history of the path the manuscript followed to its current home at Texas, as well as an in-depth look at the historical background alluded to in the tale by Professor William G. Wagner of Williams College. Also included are eight other analyses on topics ranging from the historical and geographical to the linguistic, religious and medical, by noted Sherlockians Peggy Perdue, Denny Dobry, Donald Pollock, MD, Albert Silverstein, C. Paul Martin, MD, Jacquelynn Morris, Richard J. Sveum, MD, John Baesch, and William Hyder.

253 pages, hardcover, December 2012
With the manuscript reproduction & 18 illustrations

The Wrong Passage

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For a limited edition of The Wrong Passage, see The Texas Set.

Table of Contents for The Wrong Passage

General Editor’s Foreword and Preface to the Series
by Andrew G. Fusco

by Robert Katz, MD and Andrew Solberg

Peering Through Golden Pince-Nez
by Phillip Bergem

Manuscript Facsimile of “The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez” with Annotated Transcription
by Phillip Bergem

Observing “The Golden Pince-Nez”: A Manuscript History
by Randall Stock

Out of the Past: Influences and Origins for “The Golden Pince-Nez”
by Peggy Perdue

Hard Evidence: Artifacts in “The Golden Pince-Nez”
by Denny Dobry

Palimpsests and Princes
by Donald Pollock, MD

Professor Coram, Anna, and the Russian Radical Intelligentsia
by William G. Wagner

Coptic Christianity and Coptic Monasteries
by Albert Silverstein

Two Singular Deaths…Two Virtual Inquests
by C. Paul Martin, MD and Jacquelynn Morris

A Vexing Error: Ophthalmology in “The Golden Pince-Nez”
by Richard J. Sveum, MD

From Russia with Love: Siberia to Yoxley Old Place
by John Baesch

It Is Always 1894: Those Unpublished Adventures
by William Hyder

The Usual Suspects: Contributors

Limited Edition Details

A limited edition of The Wrong Passage is part of a two-volume Texas Limited Edition Boxed Set. That set also includes the BSI Manuscript Series facsimile of “A Scandal in Bohemia,” which like “The Golden Pince-Nez” is held at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Learn More

Audio Interview with the editors (podcast at I Hear of Sherlock)

Website of The Harry Ransom Center (manuscript owner)

Other BSI Manuscript Series books

BSI Press / Books overview page

About the Series

The Baker Street Irregulars, the literary society focused on Sherlock Holmes, in cooperation with leading libraries and private collectors, publishes The Manuscript Series to bring to the public facsimile editions of manuscripts and other documents relating to Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with insightful commentary by talented Sherlockian and Doylean writers.

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